1 0 Archive | March, 2005
post icon

Queenthings Redesign, CMSFactor Design

AweFinally got around to taking Jenny’s design and writing the code to make it work. All CSS on Queenthings.com. I’m happy about that. I’ve been a little behind the times in that realm, but I’m catching up now.


I’ve also started a new site, CMSFactor.com. It’s a Drupal site, not much content there now, but much more to come, as well as the reasons *why* i started it soon.

Lots of webdesign going on around here. Lots of other stuff as well which I’ll post about when the time is right.

Leave a Comment
post icon

Microsoft Office X Project Gallery

I’ve found that one of the worst “features” of Microsoft Office X 2004 is the project gallery that launches every time I launch an Office application. For example–when I launch Powerpoint, I get this:
If I just launched Powerpoint–not Excel or Entourage, why in the world am I presented with the option to write an email or start a spreadsheet? I mean… really, at least start by showing me recent documents or do like most other programs and just give me a new, blank document.

I’m sure there’s a preference to turn this off, but whose ideas was this anyway?

Leave a Comment
post icon

iPod Shuffle

ShuffleToday I got an iPod Shuffle :). I’ve been eyeing them since they came out, but I’m not a fan of “3-4 weeks” shipping times like Apple had, or “get in line” shipping like Amazon had, so today when Circuit City had them online (through Amazon) for pickup I jumped at it.

So far it’s great. I found some great advice for creating playlists from a site dedicated to… playlists (what a niche!) and it’s ready to go.
The biggest reason I got it though was actually not the music–it’s more to use it as a USB jump drive to easily bring my to-do list with me. I realize I could have gotten one for cheaper, but it sure wouldn’t have looked as nice or played music.

On another note… last Friday morning I took and passed the Flash MX 2004 Developer certification test. It was a pretty rough test, but fair. I enjoyed the challenge of studying for it and it’s always a good feeling to pass a test.

Leave a Comment